Terrorism Funding: DHQ, EFCC Join Forces To Track Down Financiers

Terrorism Funding: DHQ, EFCC Join Forces To Track Down Financiers

  • The military has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and locate individuals financing terrorism, referring to them as adversaries of the nation
  • General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff, appealed to the EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, during a meeting at Defence Headquarters in Abuja
  • General Musa highlighted the importance of tracking terrorism funding as a non-kinetic approach to combating terrorism worldwide, a strategy already being pursued by the military

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

DHQ, AbujaGeneral Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff, has called for the monitoring of terrorism funding in Nigeria, highlighting its importance in the global fight against terrorism.

This plea was made during a meeting with Mr Ola Olukoyede, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

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The EFCC and DHQ has reached a collaboration to combat those funding terrorist
The DHQ and EFCC joined forces to combat those funding terrorists. Photo Credit: DHQ
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Expressing congratulations on Olukoyede's appointment, General Musa reassured the Armed Forces of Nigeria's commitment to upholding the current democratic system.

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He commended the EFCC Chairman's innovative use of technology in combating corruption and economic crimes.

CDS Musa speaks on collaboration

General Musa emphasised the Armed Forces' intolerance for corruption, mentioning the use of general court-martial proceedings to hold any personnel involved in corrupt practices accountable.

General Musa urged the head of the EFCC to promote good governance among public officials and other influential individuals in Nigeria to prevent economic collapse and insecurity.

The Chief of Defence Staff also informed the Anti-Graft Chairman that the Armed Forces collaborate with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other relevant stakeholders to combat oil theft.

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He expressed concern over challenges such as the exploitation of oil reserves and the slow legal process hindering the prosecution of suspects.

He emphasised the importance of initiatives like census-taking and installing CCTV cameras at strategic locations, highlighting their role in addressing corruption, terrorism, and other security threats in the country.

Finally, he commended Mr. Olukoyede for his efforts and assured him of the continued support and cooperation of the Armed Forces.

The EFCC and DHQ has reached a collaboration to combat those funding terrorism
The collaboration was reached at the defence headquarters on Friday, March 15. Photo Credit: DHQ
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EFCC relishes collaboration with DHQ

During his visit to the DHQ, the EFCC Chairman expressed the importance of collaboration in the fight against corruption.

He stressed the need for collaboration among Nigerians to combat this issue, emphasising its detrimental effects on the economy and national reputation.

Warning of future risks if not addressed, he urged for joint efforts from all sectors, including the military and security agencies.

Highlighting EFCC's achievements in recovering significant sums and uncovering corrupt practices, he sought the support of the Armed Forces to uphold their responsibilities in combating corruption.

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EFCC declares UK-based Nigerians wanted

In a recent development, the EFCC officially declared Angel Odumodu, the chief operating officer of Vetifly, a helicopter booking service, wanted.

Through public notice, the anti-corruption agency has levelled accusations against Odumodu, including conspiracy, theft, and obtaining money through deceptive means.

Additionally, Emmanuel Wisdom Okoh, Odumodu's business associate, has also been identified as wanted by the Nigerian anti-corruption unit.

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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